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peckert 05-04-2005 12:33 PM

/var/spool/clientmqueue filling up, but never emptying
Hi, all:

I trying to get sendmail running on an old installation of Red Hat.

I seem to be able to send mail successfully (at least sendmail returns with no errors), but the messages all end up in /var/spool/clientmqueue and stay there forever.

Can someone tell me what I'm missing?

sharonenoch 06-01-2006 06:50 AM

This is for the sendmail message queue which causes the root filesystem to go to 100% and then slows down the system after several days of continuous usage. In order to install this rpm, you will first have to stop the cron process using the command

service crond stop

Next, delete the files in the folder /var/spool/clientmqueue using the command

rm -rf /var/spool/clientmqueue/*

Then you will have to install the rpm using the command

rpm -Uvh --force vixie-cron-4.1-19.i386.rpm

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